Ubuntu Server development summary – 16 Oct 2018

Joshua Powers

on 16 October 2018

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

Spotlight: Call for testing certbot snap (Let’s Encrypt)

Configuring SSL certificates for webservers just got easier. Certbot is a Let’s Encrypt command-line client automating setup of SSL/TLS certificates. Robie Basak from the Ubuntu Server team published a snap package of certbot making it even easier to install certbot dependencies. The certbot snap call for testing shows just how easy it is. Happy hosting!

Spotlight: Cosmic Cuttlefish (18.10) release on Oct 18th

Ubuntu’s release cycle comes to a close this week and is final this Thursday. As Cosmic Cuttlefish is an interim release will supported until July 2019. See the detailed features of the Cosmic release.

cloud-init

  • Correct spelling in an error message (udevadm). [Katie McLaughlin]
  • tests: meta_data key changed to meta-data in ec2 instance-data.json (LP: #1797231)
  • tests: fix kvm integration test to assert flexible config-disk path (LP: #1797199)
  • tools: Add cloud-id command line utility
  • instance-data: Add standard keys platform and subplatform. Refactor ec2.
  • net: ignore nics that have "zero" mac address. (LP: #1796917)
  • tests: fix apt_configure_primary to be more flexible
  • Ubuntu: update sources.list to comment out deb-src entries. (LP: #74747)
  • release 18.4 (LP: #1795741)

curtin

  • vmtests: disable snapd/seeding to avoid boot hang
  • jenkins-runner: fix when using –filter only
  • distro: fix system_upgrade command using string instead of function (LP: #1796968)
  • Capture stdout when using lxc file push
  • vmtest: boot ephemeral with ‘ro’ on the kernel command line.
  • vmtest: Fix typo in skip-by-date.

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Ubuntu Server Packages

Below is a summary of uploads to the development and supported releases. Current status of the Debian to Ubuntu merges is tracked on the Merge-o-Matic page. For a full list of recent merges with change logs please see the Ubuntu Server report.

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

Please consider testing the following by enabling proposed, checking packages for update regressions, and making sure to mark affected bugs verified as fixed.

Total: 3

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 24

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 26

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